- MS, University of Minnesota (LAAS), 2020
- BS, University of Minnesota (ESPM)
I am originally from Minnesota but spent some time away in my early twenties before returning to finish my bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota in Environmental Science. Specifically, I am interested in expanding knowledge of permafrost-affected soils in the Arctic and their future under a changing climate.
My current research focuses on permafrost dynamics and changes due to cyclical fire events across landscapes. My overall research objectives aim to better understand the connections between carbon stock partitioning, permafrost dynamics, cryoturbation, and fire regimes in permafrost-affected soils. Research could potentially lead to improved modeling and prediction of future scenarios under environmental change.
Areas of Interest
Permafrost-affected soils, Digital soil mapping, Alaskan Arctic
- Sousa, Michael J., Nicolas A. Jelinski, Marcella A. Windmuller-Campione, Andrea K. Williams, Edward GreyBear, Katie Finnesand, and Vanessa Zachman. "Long-term recovery of soil carbon stocks and permafrost depth lags recovery of organic layer thickness following fire in black spruce forests of the Copper River Basin, Alaska." Canadian Journal of Forest Research 51, no. 3 (2021): 408-419.
- Jelinski, Nicolas A., Michael J. Sousa, Andrea Williams, Edward GreyBear, Katie Finnesand, Dennis Mulligan, Cory Cole, Michele D. Stillinger, and Joshua M. Feinberg. "Cryoturbation and Carbon Stocks in Gelisols under Late‐Successional Black Spruce Forests of the Copper River Basin, Alaska." Soil Science Society of America Journal 83, no. 6 (2019): 1760-1778.